September 16-22, 2002
The previous PLANET Summer School on AI Planning in 2000 was a great success. It said
Domain independent planning is a thriving area of research in both Europe and the US, encompassing an increasingly diverse range of techniques and approaches. Although domain independent planning has been a lively area of academic research for many years, the resulting technology has had few large scale applications in the industrial and commercial sectors. An important barrier to their use has been the need to acquire planning expertise before it is possible to be an effective user.
That remains true, so in 2002 there will be another summer school, similar in structure but covering different topics from all parts of planning.
The school will bring together subject experts, from several countries in Europe and America, in order to introduce the broad range of current planning approaches and to consider ways of developing and exploiting these to make planning a realistically usable tool for complex problem-solving.
The school is aimed at PhD students and young researchers in academia and industry. In order to ensure the success of the school it has been decided to restrict registrations.
(University of Munich, Germany)
Planning and robotics
Biundo (University of Ulm, Germany)
Planning history and Overview
Craig Boutilier (University of Toronto, Canada)
Planning in Nondeterministic Domains
Brian Drabble (CIRL,
University of Oregon)
Scheduling and planning
Maria Fox (University of
Planners Performance Evaluation
(Information Sciences Institute, USA)
Planning and the Web
Philippe Laborie (ILOG, France)
Planning with resources
Pollack (University of Michigan, USA)
Planning and execution
The Summer School will be held in the beautiful seaside environment of Halkididi, in the south of Thessaloniki in Greece.
It will take place in the Pallini Beach Hotel.
The airport for Thessaloniki is Macedonia airport. See http://www.olympic-airways.gr/ and follow the link 'airports'.
The summer school is sponsored by
IJCAI - International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
AAAI - American Association for Artificial Intelligence
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence
Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN)
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Artificial Intelligence
Ministry of Education of Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki